|Description:||For: Sheltered Housing Support Officer|
Meyer Scott Ref: VR/05608
x1 Full time role 37 hours
£12.00 per hour
Meyer Scott Ref: VR/05085
Our Public Sector Client is looking to recruit 2 posts. One on a full time basis, the other on a part time basis. Both contracts are for a duration of 12 months, but may be extended.
Tasked with providing high quality support to residents this role is tasked to:
Work closely with a caseload of residents throughout the district on a one-to-one basis in their homes who are considered to be vulnerable. Providing support on welfare benefits, budgeting, health issues, social interaction, combating loneliness, emotional demands, access to aids and adaptations, assistive technology and maintaining their independence.
Liaise and co-operate with professional agencies, GPs, relatives and the local community so that all appropriate resources may be identified and mobilised for the benefit of the residents. To encourage residents to keep appointments and engage with services offered.
Visit/contact residents on a regular basis, the frequency to be determined with the resident and the Team Leader (Support) based on needs within the support plan and other professional staff.
Assess new residents referred to the service from sheltered housing management team, families, other professionals and self referrals undertake risk assessment, level of need/vulnerability and make recommendations to Team Leader (Support).
Document and record all incidents and action relating to the residents health, welfare and safety who are receiving the support service.
Ensure all residents receiving a support service have a support plan in place, and this is regularly monitored and reviewed in line with policy and procedures.
Be mindful of safeguarding issues and report incidents to Team Leader (Support) and/or Supported Housing Manager.
Prepare reports as required by Team Leader (Support).
Attend case review conferences where necessary.
This is very much an office based role where the post holder will be required to update and maintain computer systems. The successful candidate will have experience in providing support services for Sheltered Housing and be adept in liaising with older people. This role necessitates an awareness of current issues, best practice in supported housing issues, ideally with a National Sheltered Housing Certificate.
Full driving licence is required as this role also involves going out in the field to visit sites within the district.